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This week in photos

Oct 02, 2015

BRA staffers crisscrossed the city this week, hosting 15 different community meetings in a matter of five days. From Dorchester to Charlestown and back again, planners and project managers had their hands full.

Despite cool and rainy weather, hundreds of residents turned out at planning meetings to share their ideas and visions for the Washington Street corridor and Dorchester Avenue. The citywide discussion about the future of urban renewal continued in Roxbury and Charlestown. Planning also continued for the Four Corners/Geneva Avenue area along the MBTA’s Fairmount Indigo Line and the Downtown Waterfront. And, of course, project managers hit the streets to discuss the latest development proposals with community members in the Longwood Medical Area, Dorchester, Allston-Brighton, the North End, and downtown.

Here’s a snapshot of the action in photos. Make sure to keep up with the latest meetings and events in your neighborhood by visiting our calendar page and signing up for notifications.

See you out there!

PLAN: JP/Rox Visioning Workshop

Over a hundred people packed the cafeteria at English High on Wednesday night to talk about the future of development along the Washington Street and Columbus Avenue corridor in JP and Roxbury.

Urban renewal briefing in Charlestown

About sixty residents listened intently to BRA Senior Planner and Urban Designer Corey Zehngebot as she discussed the future of urban renewal in Charlestown at a community meeting co-hosted by State Representative Daniel J. Ryan and City Councilor Sal LaMattina.

Dot Block community meeting


Dorchester residents listened in as the team from RODE Architects presented an update about the proposed Dot Block project, which would create several hundred units of housing along with retail and open space.

PLAN: Dot Ave Visioning Workshop

At the Iron Workers Local 7 Hall on Old Colony Avenue, community members split up into breakout groups to discuss their priorities for the Dorchester Avenue corridor between Broadway and Andrew stations along the Red Line.

Urban Renewal briefing in Roxbury

Turnout wasn’t large, but a handful of community members had a robust conversation on Monday night about urban renewal in Roxbury with BRA Director Brian Golden and other staff members at the Bruce Bolling Building in Dudley Square.

Fairmount Line planning for Four Corners/Geneva Ave

BRA Senior Planner Ted Schwartzberg (pictured far right in the foreground) led the Four Corners/Geneva Avenue Working Advisory Group in their final planning meeting for that section of the MBTA’s Fairmount Indigo Line.

South Bay Town Center meeting

BRA Project Manager Raul Duverge (pictured standing far right) and the development team from Edens discussed updates for the proposed South Bay Town Center project with the Impact Advisory Group.

Center Plaza renovation public meeting

Shorenstein Properties presented their plans to renovate Center Plaza downtown. Under the plan, the façade of the property would get a facelift, and an additional level of space would be constructed atop the building.

Longwood Medical Area Forum

Community members listened as Boston Children’s Hospital’s VP of Real Estate Planning and Development discussed a proposal for a new pedestrian bridge on the hospital’s campus.

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